This book has been a popular title since it was first published by Kids’ Own in 2003, as a result of a creative process with Traveller and settled children in County Kildare. It represents a truly unique and significant resource as a world first book about the Cant language, developed by young people.
Originally published in 2003, this new edition includes a foreword by writer Oein De Bhairduin.
This reprint gives space and word to an age-old tongue, set alongside the beautiful creative creations, ideas, thoughts and art of children – children who continue to be custodians of our language to yet another rising generation – Oein De Bhairduin, Writer
The relaunch of Can’t Lose Cant will present a whole new generation of people from both the Traveller and settled communities, and people of all ages, with the chance to engage with the language and celebrate a rich and historical culture – Jamie Murphy, Sligo Traveller Support Group